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The Dreadnought

This song is by The Dreadnoughts and appears on the album Legends Never Die (2007).

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Song of the Day
October 21, 2013
Oh, there is a flash packet
Flash packet of fame
She hails from New York
And the Dreadnought's her name
She's bound to the west
Where the stormy winds blow
All away to the westward
In the Dreadnought we'll go
Derry down, down, down derry down

With the gale at her back
What a sight does she make
A skippin' so merry
With the west in her wake
Her sailors like lions
On the jacks to and fro
She's the Liverpool packet
Oh, Lord let her go
Derry down, down, down derry down

Now the Dreadnought's a-sailing
The Atlantic so wide
While the high roaring seas
Move along her black sides
With her sails tight as wires
And the Black Flag to show
All away to the Dreadnought
To the westward we'll go
Derry down, down, down derry down

Here's a health to the Dreadnought
And all her brave crew
To bold captain Willy
His officers too
Talk about your flash packets
Swallowtail, Black Ball
The Dreadnought's the flyer
That out sails them all
Derry down, down, down derry down


Written by:

The Dreadnoughts


  • Andrew Smith - Guitar, lead vocals
  • Jyle Taylor - accordion, violin, vocals
  • Drew Sexsmith - mandolin, banjo, vocals
  • William Shand - bass
  • Marco Bieri - percussion

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